It is good to see that we have not forgotten one of the greatest of the founders of our country. He was the right man in the right place, and this nation was truly blessed to have him as our military leader and our first president.
“As a matter of both tradition and principle, the Mount Vernon Ladies Association accepts no government funding. To build and operate the library, it raised more than $106 million from some 7,000 donors.”
Nice work Ladies!
Not quite true. To say he was "one of the greatest" is far too cautious, and reflects an ignorance of his importance, character, and roles.
George Washington was without a doubt THE GREATEST founder. Without him there would be no USA. He alone could bridge the gap between the north states and south states post-revolution. He could have been king, but refused. He laid his life down twice, to serve as commander during the Revolution and then as the first President, all the time being absent from his beloved and beautiful Mt. Vernon.
We have forgotten how great this man was, for whom the nation's very capitol is named, and where in the very center of that capitol is a monument to his greatness, and where there was crypt for his remains constructed under the center of the Rotunda.